CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM (CIT)
All Officer are certified CIT and are encouraged to update this training so that they may better understand citizens in need.
OFFICER HEALTH AND WELLNESS
DPD has a certified counselor on staff who is also a Police Officer. His duties include assisting first responders who experience countless critical incidents, traumatic events, and routine work stress on a daily basis. These stressors can have a significant impact on the physical, mental, and relational health of first responders and their families. Learning to recognize these needs in officers help our department be more balanced as professionals. Officers with good mental welfare and health provide better service for residents.
SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS (SRO'S)
DPD has two Certified SRO’s. We are the only School district that has one in each of the Dalton campuses.
US MARSHAL TASK FORCE
DPD has one Officer attached to the US Marshals Fugitive Task force. His main responsibility is to assist with locating missing and abducted children in Wayne, and surrounding, counties. He also assists with yearly compliance checks of registered sex offenders in neighboring counties.
DPD has a certified Paramedic, Firefighter Level2, Fire investigator technician, Arson investigator, Fire instructor, BLS instructor and Tactical paramedic. This officer provides training to the Police Department in various areas.
DPD has one certified Drone piolet with a FAA Part 107, with plans to certify additional officers in the near future.
SAFE COMMUNITIES' COALITION
DPD has one officer on the Governor’s Safety Office, which includes such programs as Prom Education, driver safety programs, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, Click-it or Ticket, and high school seat belt survey.